We engineered and installed a back -it exterior sign Wilmington.
When owning your own business there are many things that come into play. There are a lot of questions you have to ask yourself on a daily basis. One of those many questions being “what type of signage should I be using?” The answer to that can be considered in many different ways. Why should you use a channel letter for your business? Channel letter signs create a number of benefits to your business including attraction customers from a far.
What are channel letters?
Channel letters are exterior signs that you put on the outside of your business. Usually these are 3D and spell out the company’s name. These can be lit up from multiple angles to give a clean and appealing look. These large signs will draw attention to potential customers.
We received a request for a back lit exterior sign for their second facility in Wilmington by the general manager. Christian went to meet on site to discuss with him. After the discussion, we engineered the sign and we sent a proof with different sizes and materials after they agreed on one, we put the sign in production. After checking the wires to verify that each piece of the sign will light up, we can program the installation, that requires a scissor lift because the sign is 14 feet in the air attached to the brick wall.
How channel letters are made
In design, channel letters and cabinet signs are closely related. We use lightweight aluminum for the bodies of the lettering. Doing so has the advantage of not adding too much weight to your building’s façade. Typically, the fronts consist of polycarbonate that features your business’ chosen colors. From there, customization makes the channel letters relevant to your company.
There are a few options to think about when creating and designing your future channel letters. The font, lighting and overall look are something you should consider.
The first step is to select the font that best communicates your branding message. This font is usually the appearance you have chosen for your website, but it does not have to be identical if you prefer a different display. If you’re interested in creating a whole new look for your business we are able to help you choose the font that will work best for your building.
The next step to consider is lighting. You have three different illumination options. Front-lit letters allow the light to escape through the polycarbonate fronts for an emphasized color presentation. Back-lit letters feature a closed front but let the light escape through the back, which results in a halo effect. A third option is a combination of the two. Unlit channel letters are another possibility. If you are unsure what lighting option will work best for you Signs A La Carte is able to assure you that we will help you every step of the way.
Lastly, our installer can mount the letters directly to your façade. If access to the back of your wall is not possible, or if the building’s owner specifies a different installation method, we suggest the raceway mount. Either way Signs A La Carte will handle all your installation needs.
What interior signage you may need for your business or company -By Signs A La Carte- West Chester, PA-
We custom a multitude of types of interior signs, anything from wall graphics to LED signs. Interior signage can be installed on walls, desks, doors, or even windows.
We talked about lobby signs in general in the previous blog, but Signs A La Carte can also create various different types of interior signs. If you have something in mind for your company or business, let us know and we will make it come to life! At Signs A La Carte we want to help you achieve your dream space. We are able to custom design anything from wall graphics to LED signs. We provide interior signage for your business that we can install on site including; walls, desks, doors or even windows.
The types of Interior signage we have to offer:
Directory, Directions and Identifications Signs- are designed solely for the purpose of directing and regulating pedestrian or vehicular traffic
Dimensional Letters-are cut from a computer controlled router, making it possible to create custom signage styles with exact measurements, once this takes place the lettering is bent to give off a three-dimensional look
Wall Graphics-are a vinyl sticker that is affixed to a wall or other smooth surface for decoration and informational purposes. Wall decals are cut to exact shape with a plotter.
Window Film-is a thin laminate film that can be installed to the interior or exterior of glass surfaces. The glass surfaces can be included on boats, automobiles and in homes or buildings.
ADA Signs- we can add braille to most signage which is important for your company to be as inclusive as possible
Interior signage is a great way to attract customers. You want your space to be inviting and look well put together. By creating an enjoyable space this will show your customers or clients you are someone they should be doing business with. Consistency is key when having a large space to work with. At Signs A La Carte we can guarantee the signage we make will flow consistently meaning all the signs will look the same if you are ordering more than one.
We use high quality products to ensure we meet your expectations. When it comes to customization we can do it all. Just let us know if you have something in particular in mind and we will work together to create the custom sign that is right for your brand. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, that’s not a problem! Our expert design team is able to piece together fonts, color, and sizing to ensure you get the perfect interior sign.
If you’re looking to add any interior sign into your business contact Signs A La Carte for a free quote! We will help you create your custom signage stress free. You can reach us at (484) 464-0111 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/signsalacart. From start to finish you will be getting exactly what you are paying for. At Signs A La Carte we are a team and we look forward to working with you!
If you have thought about expanding your business you have come to the right place. At Signs A La Carte we want to see your small or large business expand with success. Franchising a business can be very stressful all the way down to the new signage. Many places look for consistent signage throughout each business location. At Signs A La Carte we specialize in creating a consistent look throughout everything we create.
How to gain attraction
When it comes to gaining attraction from passers-by, the best way to do so is by having a large sign that represents who you are. A well exposed sign can increase attraction by 50 times a month. Having signage that is visible for viewers from far away is very important while branding your new franchise. This will introduce new customers, as well as remind repeat customers of who you are and what your business has to offer.
Who we have worked with
We have worked with many companies in the past with building a franchise. Two of those companies were recent. Amazing lash and Mosquito Joe have been great clients of ours.
This past July we have worked with Mosquito Joe to create a new car wrap for them. We love their unique design and look forward to seeing their vehicle on the road
-Another amazing company we have worked with is Amazing Lash! We had a lot of projects to do with Amazing Lash. We love working with such motivated clients. Some of the projects included; A-frame sign, posters, window/door graphics, and car wrap.
We look forward to working with these two companies again and many more!
How to create your desired look
You want your franchise design to be noticed. With that being said choosing the correct font, color, and even layout is a very crucial step in the brainstorming process. At Signs A La Carte we are able to help you from start to finish. We want to make your idea come to life. Consistency is everything. It is important that a person is able to look at a franchise and immediately associate it with another one of your businesses.
Although consistency is important, we understand that different towns have different rules when it comes to signage. Many franchisers run into problems with certain restrictions on different townships or landlords. Having one sign company work with your franchise throughout all locations is a benefit in this case. Having a team that understands your needs is important for any franchise.
If you are interested in expanding your business, contact Signs A La Carte today for a free quote. We are experts with our consistent prints and car wraps. You can reach us at (484) 464-0111 or email@example.com more information check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/signsalacart. We look forward to hearing from you!
At Signs A La Carte we are a one stop shop!
A directory sign can help keep your visitors or clients on the right track. You want the process of your business to run smoothly. Directory signs will help keep the traffic flow easy and smooth. In a larger building directory signs are a must. If there are various levels, it is a good idea to have a large sign in the front of the building explaining where each destination is. Perhaps it can even be in the lobby. Along with that, there should be many signs within the multi-story building to direct you to where you need to be. There are many different types of directory signs; let's take a look at them.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DIRECTORIES:
Main lobby: These main lobby signs could be the first sign the visitor sees when they walk into the building. You want to leave a good first impression, with a well put together directory sign, this will ensure that the guest will have a notable time.
Elevator: Another great idea would be to add a directory sign in the elevators of the building. Many people get nervous in the elevator for different reasons. Some may be heading up to a job interview, others could just be claustrophobic. If the nerves kick in, there is a chance they may have already forgotten what they read on the lobby directory sign. Having the extra sign in the elevator will ensure that the guest will be more confident in where they are going.
Upper level: Once you exit the elevator on to the correct floor destination, you then need to know where to turn. Having a large wall near the elevator will make a perfect spot for the upper floor level directory. Even simple office names or numbers will make all the difference when a visitor is looking for the correct spot.
Internal: Having these directories will keep the visitors from being lost in a large building. It is best there is no wandering and each person can easily access where they want to be in a short period of time.
Another essential item you need for your business is a lobby sign. Lobby signs are great for any purpose. Along with directory signs, they could be used for direction or they could be just for a warm welcome to the business. A lobby sign is the first thing a visitor sees when they walk into the business so it is important to make a great first impression. We make all kinds of lobby signs to fit the needs of your business. If you have a design in mind, we can custom make it for you! At Signs A La Carte we want to work with you to create the signs you want to see everyday.
Contact Signs A La Carte today for a free quote if your building is lacking directory signs, we can help. The more signs the better when it comes to directory! Call us at 484-464-0111 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
With business, companies, and even schools closing due to COVID-19 many accomplishments went unrecognized. Signs A La Carte wanted to do our part with helping the community.
Since high school and college seniors were not able to get the proper celebration they deserve, many parents and faculty have reached out to see what small gesture they could do to help make light of the current situation. At Signs A La Carte, we make custom signs, to fit the personal desire of the customer. Yard signs seemed like the perfect fit for the students of the community to be able to represent their school and themselves for this celebration.
We want to thank the mom’s who went out of their way to order from Signs A La Carte to make their loved one feel special. The orders first began when a customer of ours mentioned the sign she got from us on facebook. Her friends told their friends and BOOM we had hundreds of yard sign orders coming in. We are very grateful for the business during this current pandemic and even more thrilled that students are getting a little taste of what they deserve.
Each yard sign we create is different in its own unique way. They can be different sizes, have a different design, and can even be personalized. We want our customers to be as involved in the process as much as we are. If you have a design in mind we can make it! We make sure to pay attention to important details and colors. Each of the yard signs comes with stakes to put into the ground for convenience.
How we make yard signs:
We want this process to be simple and easy. To create a sign as soon as possible we take in account a few different things. If you send a file or image over to us we would love for it to be an Ai, ESP, or PDF. These files are always clean and sized/scaled accordingly. Pixelated images are the result of an inadequate file. A quality sign begins with quality resolution. Once we have the image we can then begin to collect ideas for your sign. Color, font, and size are all factors that have to be taken into consideration. We can even take logo’s or mascots from schools to add on to the yard sign. Now it is time for production.
Along with custom yard signs we also make lawn signs, banners, and flags. If you want to celebrate your loved one in a special way we want to help! Contact Signs A La Carte for a free quote on any sign you please. We are grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community especially during these uncertain times.
What kind of signs do you need to show that your shop is open? by Signs A La Carte - West Chester, PA-
During the pandemic period, whether we are in the red, yellow, or green zone, customers need to know if your business is open. A custom sign is a great idea to show if you are operating right now or when you will open your facility.
At Signs A La Carte, we work with you to make the right sign for you, whether you are a salon, a fitness center, a restaurant, or any other type of small business that deals with customers every day. To find the right sign for you, our team creates a sign custom with your brand, your name, your style and of course information the customer should know.
Just before we learned we had to close, Bernard Grogan, from Hill’s Quality Seafood asked us to do a banner for his business. He wants to attract customers passing by cars saying the store is open and they can take orders by phone. The delivery will be at the curbside. We sent him the proof of the banner, he accepted it, we printed and delivered in no time.
A few days later, he thanked us because the banner gave him new customers. We are very happy for him. To add to the good news, our company was accepted by the government to stay open under conditions. If he needs us for any kind of signs, he can come back, and that is what he did.
Following the rules of the government about the shutdown of the state, the essential living business could still operate, but in some cases, they need to have posters about the new employee rules. We printed the posters for our customers. They needed a new employee; we created yard signs for them to advertise. Hill’s Quality Seafood is a chain of 4 stores, 3 are in Delaware County and 1 in Chester County, their seafood is so fresh and delicious, especially their crab cakes. Do not hesitate to go and try.
Last week, he realized that he needed a sign to direct his customers to the parking lot when they came to get their seafood. We proposed to him, an A-frame with 2 posters.
Even after the covid-19 pandemic, they will be able to use the a-frame for another purpose. They will just have to change the poster. Something that Signs A La Carte can do easily.
You see, Signs A La Carte can make temporary signs to help little enterprises stay in business. We would like to mention we can do more signs than yard signs, posters, large banners and A-frame to advertise your company, such as flags or clings.
Many companies underestimate the importance of customized signage. Your business must stand out to be different from a competitor. Your business must have its own identity.
Here is what Bernard Grogan had to say about working with Signs A La Carte: “Working with Christian, Veronique, & Signs a la Carte was absolutely crucial to being able to communicate to the public that our small business was still open during the initial COVID-19 shutdown - we didn’t realize the full value of a banner until we started to see how many new customers we were getting. At first, we were just trying to stay open by serving some of our longtime customers, but our business actually grew and a big part of that is due to the service of Signs a la Carte. As we had to change our business operations on the fly, Signs a la Carte was there with everything we needed to make it work. When we needed to hire, we turned to Signs a la Carte instead of spending hundreds of dollars on an online job listing. We needed signs to help our customers understand our new system for pickup - we had the signs the very same day."
"From the start, working with Signs a la Carte has been wonderful. Incredibly quick turnaround, very reasonable prices, personable service, and quality products that they stand behind - they are exactly the kind of business we want to support and work with. And it’s not just a matter of simply wanting to support another small, local, family owned business....but you literally will not find better service or more fair prices elsewhere, especially from national chains or franchises.”
If you buy all your signage from companies that have ready-made templates, your personal style may not be reflected as you expect. It is very difficult to have an aesthetic consistent with this approach. But if your sign is just personalized for you, you can be sure that all your signage appropriately represents your brand. Call Signs A La Carte, we create custom signs for your open business.
Looking to start a new business... Don’t know where to begin? The first thing you need is signs to show who you are!
Signs A La Carte is able to do it all
From outdoor building signs to a restroom sign, Signs A La Carte is able to do it all. We are a one stop shop when it comes to all your signage needs. Having an appealing image is something every business strives for; we are able to custom make or customize the signs you want in order to create the space you want.
Where does your new business begin?
Outside! To engage and bring in customers you need an outdoor sign or signs to attract them. An outdoor sign is a big purchase for any company or business. It is a highly visible statement you want by passers to see. There are many ways to make your unique sign stand out.
Dimensional Signs- adds an element of depth to a flat sign's height and width. The shape, shadows and shading of 3D letters, logos and graphics catch the eye like no two-dimensional flat sign can.
Light LED Signs- are signs comprised of light emitting diodes (LED's) that shine bright and allow you to draw customers into your place of business. These bright lights allow your messages to be seen at night and during the day with ease.
Monument sign- a low-profile freestanding sign, supported by a structural base or other solid structural features other than support poles and may contain signage on more than one side.
Flag Signs- Because all the signs described above require a permit from the township, you can indicate your presence by the flags….. A flag is a great way to attract by passes outside of your business. Tall standing signs are visible from further away enabling a larger audience.
Location is a key component when starting your business. You want as many people as possible to be able to see your business. Signs are the main way you will attract customers. Especially if you are near a busy road or highway, tall standing signs will stand out and make by passers notice you.
Once you have secured the customers inside the next step is indoor signs!
You may want the inside of your business to match the outside. Signs A La Carte is able to give you exactly what you need to create a space you love.
Choosing the type of indoor sign, you want is the next step into customizing your new space. No need to be bland when you could have an exciting space to be in.
Wall Graphics- can add a pop on your plain wall. Using a mission statement or a positive quote can create a welcoming space.
Window Graphics- inside a building, you may find different business, having your name and open hours on the entrance door can be a good idea.
Dimensional letters/ signs- are 3D letters made that are mounted individually to the wall. They can either be raised on clear spacers or mounted flush with the wall.
Mounted signs on standoff- are designed to be mounted with specialized hardware, which consists of a barrel, cap, and wall screw.
Branding your business
What else do you need to start at your new location? Whatever you want!
From car wrap, table runners, window cling and more Signs A La Carte can do it all. If you want it but are unsure if we will do it, just ask!
Contact Signs A La Carte today for a free estimate and to get your new business exactly where you want it to be.
Signage for restaurants: Exterior and Interior Vinyl Signs.
A wall sign is a highly versatile and customizable product. These signs are perfect in the restaurant industry, where businesses vary as much as the food! Made in any size, shape, and design, wall signs can be used to share information in restaurants, such as details about the ingredients, special menu items, the history of the establishment, and more.
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The images below represent different types of use of vinyl indoor by Signs A La Carte :
- Cut lettering applied to the wall
- Printing menu on acrylic with standoffs
- Printed image in high resolution directly installed on the wall
- Printing on wall paper that recover all the entire wall.
The images below represent different types of use of vinyl outdoor by Signs A La Carte:
- Rebranding faces on a monument sign
- White cut letters on windows or glass doors
At Signs a la carte, we can help with your signs inside or outside. Tell us what you need, and we work together on your project.
ADA Signs- Address Signs- Attached Signs- Awning Signs- Banner Signs- Bathroom Signs- Building Signs- Channel Letter Signs- Ceiling Graphics- Ceiling Signs- Dimensional Letters -Directional Signs- Directory Signs- Door Signs- Elevator Graphics- Enter / Exit Signs- Floor Graphics - Front Desk Signs- Hanging Signs- Hours Signs- Identification Signs- Lighted Signs- Lobby Signs- Monument Signs- Open Signs- Pole Signs- Portable Signs- Post & Panel Signs- Projecting Signs- Roof Signs- Reception Signs- Sidewalk Signs- Storefront Signs- Temporary Signs- Trade Show Signs- Vehicle Graphics- Vertical Signs- Wall Graphics- Wall Murals- Window Film- Window Graphics
Signs A La Carte created more than 60 elegant building signs for Drexelbrook Catering using mostly brushed aluminum and black acrylic materials.
Drexelbrook Special Event Center hosts a variety of events, from boardrooms to ballrooms, corporate conferences to weddings, and everything in between. They assist clients with their catering, design, and planning needs so their event guests can enjoy themselves and have a great time.
CEO Domenick Savino, CPCE decided to renovate all signs inside the building to make them more elegant and modern. Signs A La Carte was invited to tour the building and see the signs that needed to be changed and updated. Existing signs were black or gold, and they felt outdated. After sending several proofs back and forth with the CEO, we designed, manufactured, and installed more than 60 signs in the event center.
Drexelbrook wanted to use their existing logo and add it to all signs. Signs A La Carte created the sign template to be used throughout the facility from scratch using the teal and white logo. Most of the directory signs were 3D with reverse brushed aluminum material and a black acrylic face. On top of the frame, we added the cut-out logo made from a white circle acrylic with UV printed graphic.
Typically, with this type of mock up, we provide ADA signs, directional and directory signs, and name plaques for boardrooms. Directional and directory signs with one name have black applique letters on the first surface. Directional signs with many directions have black text vinyl on the first surface. Frames are mounted to the wall with standoffs, which are made from brushed aluminum to match the identification signs.
When we toured the building to find out exactly where the signs would be installed, we suggested a vinyl application for the elevator doors. We sent the CEO a proof of what this would look like, and he agreed with our recommendation. After seeing the beautiful elevator doors, the owner decided the fire extinguishers also needed a new look. Throughout the building, gold covers were transformed into a beautiful palette of teal, black, gray, and white.
All embossed aluminum wall sculptures give the building an elegant style. Signs A La Carte enjoyed working with Drexelbrook and appreciated their trust as we updated the building signs.
See More of Our Custom Signs
Like what you see from our work with Drexelbrook? See how we helped Hope Brain and Body Recovery Center design a new lobby sign and window graphics.
Contact Signs A La Carte today at 484-464-0111 to find out how we can help you with your sign needs.
Signs A La Carte ( West Chester-PA- sign company) will help you decide what storefront sign using 3-dimensional letters is best for your building.
As a business owner, you’ve probably asked yourself what type of sign is best for your storefront. Nowadays, three-dimensional letters are almost everywhere—they have greater visibility, a professional appearance, and excellent versatility and illumination. Channel letters and dimensional letters are the best options for three-dimensional letters.
Signs A La Carte, your West Chester, PA sign company, will help you decide what storefront sign is best for your building.
Channel letters are one of the most commonly requested signs for clothing stores, restaurants, jewelry stores, offices, supermarkets, and even schools. These building signs can be customized to represent any logo, message, or idea. The decorative sign is made of polycarbonate and aluminum and customized to fit your requirements, including color, size, letters and numbers, fonts, and symbols. The appearance of the sign is unlike a traditional lightbox. Channel letters are a modern and chic way to promote your brand.
The most important detail of channel letter signs is the illumination. They’re generally face-lit or reverse halo styles. Face-lit channel letters project light onto the front of the letters, while reverse halo-style letters project light out the back of the letters at night and are mounted on a raceway. Lighted signs attract your potential customers’ attention as they pass by your business.
Fortunately, if one letter is damaged, it’s easy to replace. Signs A La Carte doesn’t have to replace the entire sign, which can be pricey.
Unlike channel letters, dimensional letters are illuminated by an exterior source that can be added later if desired. These exterior signs can be made with a variety of materials such as acrylic, painted foam, acrylic-faced foam, formed plastic or metal letters (brushed or unbrushed). They’re installed directly into the building’s facade. Signs A La Carte will guide you through the process of creating an eye-catching sign for your business.
Another advantage of dimensional letters is their versatility. They can be used inside the building or incorporated into a monument sign or a post and panel sign.
What’s Best for My Business?
Want to attract attention to your sign at night? Channel letters are your best option. If your business doesn’t require light at night, dimensional letters would be a better choice. At Signs A La Carte, we can help you select and install your dream sign on the front of your building. Both signs are great for promoting your brand.
Still unsure which letters to choose? All photos on this page, taken from one of the last jobs we completed, show the difference between channel letters, dimensional letters and other jobs we can do.
If you’re a new business owner or want to update your existing exterior signage, we can work with you to create a sign that suits your needs. Call Signs A La Carte at 484-464-0111.
Illuminated Storefront Signs
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